RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 21 (BERNAMA-NNN-XINHUA) -- Brazil's Federal Court accepted on Tuesday a denouncement against former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and one of his former Minister for bribe-taking in exchange for extending incentives of automobile industry.

RIYADH, Sept 21 (Bernama) -- Saudi Arabia on Wednesday requested a termination of the independence referendum by Iraqi Kurds scheduled for Sept 25, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

POCHEON, South Korea, Sept 21 (Bernama) -- At a glance, the G70, launched as a BMW 3 series and Mercedes-Benz C-class challenger by Hyundai Motor Co's independent luxury Genesis marque, seems too "sedate," but it easily proved it has the performance to take on the established heavyweights, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported.

MEXICO CITY, Sept. 21 (BERNAMA-NNN-XINHUA) -- Elements from the civil protection corps, Red Cross, army, police and voluntary civilians worked through the day on Wednesday to remove rubble from collapsed buildings in Mexico City, after the magnitude-7.1 earthquake shook the centre of the country on Tuesday.

SEOUL, Sept 21 (Bernama) -- Samsung Biologics Co said Wednesday its affiliate Samsung Bioepis Co won a nod from South Korea's drug agency to sell its biosimilar dubbed SB5, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported.

SEOUL, Sept 21 (Bernama) -- South Korea will determine if and when it will provide humanitarian assistance to North Korea by taking all relevant factors into consideration but it will be pursued regardless of any political situations, the country's top diplomat has said, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported.

SEOUL, Sept 21 (Bernama) -- BTS became the first Korean musician to break into the top 50 artists played on global music streaming service Spotify, according to its agency Wednesday, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported.